It was a strange night of results at KSW 26 in Warsaw, Poland on Saturday night. A lot of Europe’s finest were in action along with some local fan-favourites and an added spice of international fighters.
In the main event the feud between Michal Materla (20-4) and the American Jay Silva (9-9) finally came to an end. They had met twice previously with both fighters stepping away with one win each. The last time they met was at KSW 24 and Silva stunned everyone with a shock KO win and an immediate rematch was ordered. This time Materla walks away the victor with his second decision win over Silva.
Polish fan favourite Marcin Rozalski (5-2) is coming to the end of his fighting days and said this could be his last time out. If it is he last time competing he went out on a good note defeating American journeyman Nick Rossborough by TKO in the second round in their heavyweight affair. Both fighters had previously been matched against others but unfortunately their respective opponents had to withdraw, fortunately though they
A fight that is destined for another immediate rematch is Artur Sowinski (14-7, 2 NC) vs Anzor Azhiev (4-1, 1 NC) as their fight came to an abrupt end halfway through the first after Azhiev landed an illegal knee and was disqualified. That meant that the 23-year-old’s perfect record suffered its first flaw. The two also met at KSW 24 and that fight was ruled a no contest after a clash of heads. No word yet as whether they will rematch but it is a no-brainer given the nature of the KSW promotion when it comes to settling scores.
UFC veteran Goran Reljic (13-4) improved his post-UFC run to 5-1 with a unanimous decision win over Polish submission artist Karol Celinski (11-5). Reljic endured a torrid time in the UFC going 1-3 in the promotion although all his defeats were via decisions, it could be time that the Croatian, who turned 30 over the weekend, gets the call back after looking impressive of late.